Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 21, December 2

African American Art Front and Center
Three years ago we featured Paul R. Jones, following his decision to donate his extensive collection of African American art to the University of Delaware (see Black Issues, March 29, 2001). And three years later, the University of Delaware has completed...
American University Assists Nigeria in Establishing U.S.-Style University
Next September Nigerian students will be able to get an American-style college education right in their own country. With the help of management and academic advice from American University (AU) in Washington, D.C., the new university will also look...
Black Journalists Association Concerned about Impact of Downsizing on Newsroom Diversity
WASHINGTON The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is troubled over the impact on newsroom diversity as the news media industry continues its steady pace of layoffs, buyouts and downsizing. At least five Black journalists were among...
Deciding His Own Fate: Handing in His Resignation, FAMU President Fred Gainous Chooses to Forgo Trustee Vote
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Florida A&M University President Fred Gainous dealt the final blow to his career at the 117-year-old university, choosing to forego a vote by the school s governing board and hand in his resignation. The resignation came...
Don't Get "Phished" out of Cyberspace
Don't do it. Don't click on links in any e-mail messages you receive that ask or demand you to update your credit card, bank, Social Security or other financial information, or verify your password at eBay, PayPal or other e-commerce Web sites. If...
Education Groups Push for Greater Diversity in Teaching Force
WASHINGTON A glaring lack of racial and cultural diversity among teachers is hurting the chances of success for minority students, a coalition of school groups contends. A small but growing body of research shows minorities tend to do better...
Erasing an Absence: The Paul R. Jones Collection's Inaugural Exhibition of African American Art Treasures Debuts at University of Delaware
With the opening of "A Century of African American Art: The Paul R. Jones Collection" at the University of Delaware this fall, the inclusion of African American art in the annals of American visual art is believed to have taken a significant leap forward....
GOP Strengthens Control of Capitol Hill: Congressional Black Caucus Gains Three New Members; Senate Gets First Black Member since 1999
The 2004 congressional elections will bring major changes in the House and Senate next year, with larger Republican majorities but also more African Americans on Capitol Hill. The GOP stands to gain four seats in the Senate and another four in the...
Heart Drug for Blacks Sparks Controversy over Target Marketing
NEW ORLEANS The largest study ever done solely on Blacks with heart failure raises the controversial prospect of the first drug that might be marketed to a specific racial group. The experimental drug, BiDil, dramatically improved survival and...
International Student Enrollments Decline by 2.4 Percent in 2003/2004
WASHINGTON The number of international students enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions decreased by 2.4 percent in 2003/2004 to a total of 572,509, according to "Open Doors 2004," the annual report on international academic mobility published...
Iowa's Black Athletes Lag Behind in Graduation Rates
DES MOINES, IOWA Black athletes at three of Iowa's largest colleges graduated at rates far below the national average for Division I schools, The Des Moines Register reported. Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa reported...
Letting Time Tell the Story
African American enslavement ended in 1865, which makes current college populations (ages 18-25) only 139 years removed from enslavement. Furthermore, most students are only two generations removed from the Jim Crow era, making it very likely that...
N.C. Central Restores Funding for Student Literary Magazine
DURHAM, N.C. The chancellor of North Carolina Central University restored the budget of the school's literary magazine--and gave it a little boost. Chancellor James H. Ammons said he didn't realize that the 39-year-old Ex Umbra magazine had lost...
North Carolina HBCU Working to Produce Textbooks for Benin
RALEIGH, N.C. With a little help from a boy named Bio, educators and students at historically Black St. Augustine's College are trying to improve education in the West African nation of Benin. They are part of a U.S. Agency for International...
Ohio African Americans Cast Important Votes in Presidential Election
Did African American voters help tip Ohio to President Bush's column in the 2004 election? A respected analyst thinks so. Bush captured 16 percent of the African American vote in that swing state this year, up from just 9 percent in 2000, says Dr....
Preserving Native Traditions: The National Museum of the American Indian Gives Native Peoples, Scholars Permission to Claim Their Voices, Share Their Stories
There's a monumental new presence rising above the elm trees on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.,--and it's not like anything else you'll see there. It's as if a vision from an ancient cliff city of the desert Southwest--five stories worth of...
Report Forecasts Job Growth in Online Security Field
WASHINGTON The number of professionals in the cyber-security field is predicted to grow at an annual rate of nearly 14 percent from now until 2008, according to a study released last month at the Computer Security Institute (CSI) trade show in Washington....
Rome University Introduces Mafia Studies
ROME The Mafia has been the subject of countless films, books and even museums in Italy. Now it is also the subject of a university course. The class, which opened last month at the Faculty of Law of the Roma Tre University, looks at the birth...
Something All His Own: The NBA's Grant Hill Hopes His Collection of African American Art Will Inspire, Excite a Younger Generation
NBA star Grant Hill is known for his skills on the basketball court, his marriage to Grammy award-winning singer, Tamia, and, most recently, for his courageous comeback after several surgeries that jeopardized his professional basketball career. Yet,...
U.S. Supreme Court Debates Use of Racial Segregation in Prisons
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court took up a racial segregation case last month that asks if Black California inmates are being unconstitutionally bunked together for months at a time, in the name of keeping prisons safe. The Bush administration has...